Bar Type(s)
Billiards, Dive, Late Night

The former home of Jimmy Mak’s has reinvented itself as one of the Pearl’s best attempts at a dive bar. A real dive bar’s drink menu wouldn’t include a Cucumber Gin and Tonic or a Pomegranate Hot Toddy, but the Pearl District’s Life of Riley Tavern does offer a casual alternative to the neighborhood’s general uppitiness. The tavern’s beer list features at least a dozen ales, IPAs, stouts, and porters brewed in either Oregon or California. Go there during happy hour from 4 to 7 PM to chow down on $3 Piglets in a Blanket—baked baby hot dogs wrapped in puff pastry and served with house-made barbecue sauce and mustard.